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$1,000,000,000 Worth of Research Later: Eating Fat Does *Not* Harm Health

The last post concluded with Harvard University researcher F.B. Hu informing us that  “It is now increasingly recognized that the low-fat campaign has been based on little scientific evidence and may have caused unintended health consequences.” Here’s the supporting data I promised.   When P.W. Siri-Tarino of the Children’s Hospital & Research Center in Oakland […]

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Five Tips To Burn More Fat While Eating More Food

  “Moderate replacement of dietary carbohydrate with low-fat, high-protein foods in a diet containing a conventional level of fat significantly improved… cardiovascular risk profiles in healthy…subjects.”– B.M. Wolfe, University of Western Ontario A common assumption people have is that switching over to a healthier lifestyle means a lot more money and a lot more time […]

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How Much Resistance Is Enough Resistance?

When it comes to SANE eating, you can do as much or as little as you’d like depending on your goals. However, smarter exercise is a bit more binary. We’re either using enough resistance to exercise our clog-clearing type 2b muscle fibers, or we’re not. Less resistance doesn’t work our type 2b muscle fiber less. […]

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Science Sound Bite: 6 Tips for Reading Nutrition Labels

When it comes to SANE eating, nutrition label reading isn’t critical. Non-starchy vegetables, seafood, lean meat, protein powders with no added sugar, low-fat or fat free plain Greek yogurt, low-fat or fat free cottage cheese, berries, citrus fruits, nuts, or seeds are SANE. Starches and sweets are inSANE. No nutrition label needed. For everything else, […]

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In A Decade It Will Be Illegal, Today It’s In Everything – High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Please don’t believe commercials funded by companies who profit off of high-fructose corn syrup. This caloric sweetener is especially common and fattening. High-fructose corn syrup’s (HFCS) high sweetness and low cost makes it one of the most ubiquitous ingredients in food products. Combine this with the guidance to avoid calories and natural foods containing fat, […]

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Sugar and Cigarettes, Shockingly Similar

In 1998 Coca-Cola offered schools $10,000 to advertise Coke discount cards to their students. Deeply in need of the funds, Greenbrier High School in Augusta, Georgia, invited Coke employees to lecture in classes and added the analysis of Coca-Cola to its chemistry curriculum. The school went on to make all 1,230 students dress in red […]

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Study of 49,000 Women Shows Eating Less Doesn’t Burn Body Fat Effectively

  “…a general public health recommendation for weight reduction through dieting cannot be supported strongly with existing data.” – D.S. Weigle, University of Washington Occasionally when people hear about SANE they react by saying something like: “To lose weight eat less and exercise more…bottom line. I eat whatever I want and stop at 1,400 calories […]

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Calories: What are they and are they important?

  by Catherine W. Britell, M.D.  When we talk about the “calories” in food, what does that really mean? A calorie is defined as enough heat to raise one gram of water one degree centigrade.  Dietitians actually use “calorie” to mean the kilocalorie, or large “C” Calorie (equal to 1,000 calories), in measuring the calorific, heating, or […]

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10 Reasons To Eat Real Food

10. The rate of obesity has MORE THAN DOUBLED since 1980. 9. There are as many overweight people alive as there were TOTAL PEOPLE ALIVE ~100 years ago. 8. More than 40 million children UNDER 5 are overweight. 7. Obesity is now the #1 health concern among U.S. parents, TOPPING DRUGS & SMOKING. 6. The […]

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Sweeteners: More Profitable and Common than Ever

The most common and powerful weapon in the food industry’s arsenal is added sweeteners. Researcher Michael F. Jacobson, with the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said, “Carbonated soft drinks are the single most-consumed food in the American diet.” The problem has gotten so bad that at the turn of the millennium the average […]

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How Our Set-Point Rises

Our metabolism keeps us at our set-point the same way it does everything else: hormones. The two most commonly talked about are insulin and leptin. Insulin determines whether we are storing or burning body fat. Leptin regulates how much food we eat, how much energy we burn, and the amount of body fat specified by […]

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Is SANE Eating a Low-Carb Diet?

  The brilliant MooseGeorge from the Support Group asked a wonderful question the other day: There are 3 types of carbs, fiber, sugar and starch. Really only 2 types as starch is just long chains of sugar that are broken back down to simple sugars by our digestion. Fiber isn’t digested by humans and so […]